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Frederick POWELL

Regimental number2834
Place of birthLiverpool England
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, H H Powell, 67 Derby Road, Liverpool, England
Enlistment date1 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 10 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on the 10th day of August 1918 at LIHONS. During the attack, after all his Company Officers had become casualties, this N.C.O. assumed command of his Company. He made valuable reconnaissances and carried on the attack, leading his men with great skill and daring. During the re-organisation and consolidation of his men, Corporal POWELL was everywhere directing operations and cheering his Company with utter disregard of personal safety. He set a magnificent example to all ranks.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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